Jon Huertas

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Jon Huertas
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Huertas at the 2012 PaleyFest honoring ABC's Castle.
Years active1993 – present
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Jon Huertas
Jon Huertas at Paleyfest 2012.jpg
Huertas at the 2012 PaleyFest honoring ABC's Castle.
Years active1993 – present

Jon Huertas is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Sergeant Antonio 'Poke' Espera in HBO's Generation Kill, Joe Negroni in the film Why Do Fools Fall in Love, and homicide detective Javier Esposito in Castle.


Huertas's acting career started in 1993 when he played an uncredited part in the The Webbers.

In 1998, Huertas portrayed Joe Negroni in the romantic drama Why Do Fools Fall in Love alongside such stars as Halle Berry, Paul Mazursky, and Ben Vereen. In 1999, he appeared in two films: the horror movie Cold Hearts and the action movie Stealth Fighter. In the 2000s, he appeared in many films, but his biggest role was in television in 2008 as Sergeant Espera in HBO's miniseries Generation Kill about the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

From 1998 to 1999, Huertas played the role of Antonio in the television series Moesha. From 1999 to 2000, he played Brad, a witch hunter, in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

Beginning in 2009, Huertas has starred in the role of Detective Esposito in ABC's police procedural Castle.

Huertas was elected to serve a one-year term, beginning September 25, 2010, as an alternate member of the National Board of Directors and as a member of the Hollywood Division Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild.[1]

In June 2011, Huertas made his debut music video single called "Sex Is the Word".[2]

In 2012, Huertas and Stana Katic received the award for Performance in a Drama Episode at the 16th Annual PRISM Awards.[3]

Huertas enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1987 and served for 8 years as a pararescue jumper and nuclear weapons technician.[4][5] He participated in Operation Just Cause and Operation Desert Storm.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Huertas married his long-term girlfriend, Nicole, in Tulum, Mexico on May 4, 2014.[7]


1996Executive DecisionSammy, Terrorist
South Bureau HomicideOfficer #2
1998Why Do Fools Fall in Love?Joe Negroni
1999Cold HeartsDarius
Stealth FighterLt. Bradley Elias
2000Buddy BoyOmar
Auggie RoseParamedic #1
Picking Up the PiecesPauloCredited as John Huertas
A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales StoryRafael
2001Green Diggity DogTim Porter
BorderlineCiro Ruiz
2003El GusanoDan
2005InductionRico Rodriguez
2006The YardsaleChuy
Right at Your DoorRick
Hot TamaleAlex
2007The InsatiableJavier
Making it LegalMike Carlton
2008The ObjectiveSergeant Vincent Degetau
2010Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2Alberto
2012Stash HouseRay Jaffe
2014ReparationJerome Keller
1993The WebbersPimp - UncreditedOne episode
1995Beverly Hills, 90210Peter MangusonOne episode: "Must Be a Guy Thing"
1997JAGCayuga Helmsman and RamirezTwo episodes: "Cowboys & Cossacks" and "Vanished"
1998Nash BridgesHustlerOne episode: "Impostors"
1998–1999MoeshaAntonioEight episodes: "Homecoming", "Teacher", "A Terrible Thing Happened on My Tour of College", "A Class Act Christmas", "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", "I Love Moesha", "Life Imitating Art", and "The Prom"
1999St. Michael's CrossingUnknown
UndressedEvanSeason 1
Time of Your LifeUnknownOne episode: "The Time They Threw That Party"
1999–2000Sabrina, the Teenage WitchBrad AlcerroEleven episodes (Season 4): "No Place Like Home", "Dream a Little Dreama Me", "Jealousy", "Spoiled Rotten", "The Phantom Menace", "Ice Station Sabrina", "Super Hero", "Salem's Daughter", "Dreama the Mouse", "The Four Faces of Sabrina", and "The End of an Era"
2000Touched by an AngelWarrenOne episode: "The Perfect Game"
2001Resurrection Blvd.UnknownOne episode: "Secretos, Mentiras, y Expectativas"
2002NYPD BlueJuanOne episode: "Less is Morte"
2002–2003The ShieldUnknownTwo episodes: "Two Days of Blood" (Uncredited) and "Homewrecker"
2004The DivisionJuanOne episode: "Bite Me"
The Joe Schmo ShowT.J. "The Playah"Nine episodes: "On with the Schmo", "A Bottle of Red, a Bottle of White", "The Crisis", vGuess Who's Coming to Dinner", "Porked and Beans", vRequiem for a Frog", "Cruiser", "T.J. Needs T.P" and "Finale"
Crossing JordanManuel RiosOne episode: "Necessary Risks"
2005Without a TraceLuis AlvarezOne episode: "Neither Rain Nor Sleet"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationPsych Tech Leon MaderaOne episode: "Committed"
Cold CaseCarlosOne episode: "Saving Patrick Bubley"
2006InvasionNational GuardsmanOne episode: "Round Up"
2007Prison BreakDeJesusOne episode: "Sona"
2008Generation KillSergeant Antonio "Poke" EsperaSeven episodes: "Get Some", "The Cradle of Civilization", "Screwby", "Combat Jack", "A Burning Dog", "Stay Frosty" and "Bomb in the Garden"
Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesTrevorOne episode: "Allison from Palmdale"
2008–2009NCISSergeant Jack KaleTwo episodes: "Nine Lives" and "Caged" (uncredited)
2009Dark BlueChavezOne episode: "O.I.S."
2009–presentCastleJavier EspositoPRISM Award for Performance in a Drama Episode in 2012.[3]
2012Chelsea LatelyJavier Esposito in CastleEpisode: Episode #6.187 (Himself playing his Castle character)


  1. ^ "Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of 2010 National Board Elections". Screen Actors Guild. September 23, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ Strauss, Erica (June 15, 2011). "Jon Huertas Reveals 'Sex Tape' on Twitter". wetpaint. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Glee, Southland, Castle, Parenthood, Shameless, Days of Our Lives, Dr. Drew's Lifechangers, Take Shelter and Warrior take Top Honors at the 16th Annual PRISM Awards". PRWeb. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Mike Joseph (May 5, 2012). "Making the jump: Former PJ credits Air Force for successful acting career". Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  5. ^ Castle Panel Comic-Con 2011 Part 3. Event occurs at 9:09. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jon Huertas Biography". Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Actor Jon Huertas is a married man". May 29, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 

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